Jobcentrum is a Belgian social profit organization which provides services to people with disabilities or with difficulties to (re-)enter the labor market. On annual base, Jobcentrum is guiding and advising 600 individuals.
In 2015 Jobcentrum started a new project ‘Rentree’ on return to work after cancer.
The aim of ‘Rentree’ is to support and guide people with or cured from cancer. We advise them in all work related questions and guide them in de process to return to work.
In Belgium this multidisciplinary program is unique and is actually tested. The program will be installed towards 120 people. This pilot project will end in March 2017.
We defined some themes that can be a topic within a project.
In the preparatory phase we will discuss with potential partners which activities can be developed. We want to see where mutual learning is most meaningful.
1. Which actors are actively involved in return to work after cancer and more broadly chronic disease and what is their role in the process? How is the link made between the domains 'work' and 'health'?
2. Which products and services (communications products, guidance, assessment, ...) are developed to support employees? Which products will be needed in the future?
3. How can we upscale projects and implement them on a larger base?
4. What are parameters to launch an intensive ‘return to work’ program in different countries? What are the most vulnerable groups (the older employee, low-skilled, young adults in transition education work,…)?